Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 5/22/15

The finalists for the NHL’s General Manager of the Year award are to be announced tonight before Game four of the Eastern Conference Finals and I’m going to go out on a limb and predict one of them to be a polarizing figure (for the New York Islanders fanbase, anyways). Love him or hate him, Garth Snow has made a tremendous impact on the Islanders for the 2014-15 campaign. Honestly...
Via Islanders Insight
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Looking Ahead At Cap Situation

General manager Garth Snow has done a marvelous job to this point managing the New York Islanders salary cap situation, signing many integral pieces to ‘cap-friendly’ long-term deals and locking up essential pieces to the future success of the franchise with the extensions given last season to Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy. But there is still work to do. Two main fixtures are...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Projecting Boston Bruins’ Blue Line For 2015-16 NHL Season

The Boston Bruins were not the defensive juggernaut this season that they had been in previous years. Injuries to key players, including Zdeno Chara and Dougie Hamilton, forced young players into larger roles, and the preseason trade of Johnny Boychuk created a need for a top-four defenseman that was never filled. As a result of these factors and others, the Bruins fell to 20th...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Plenty of reasons for optimism

The bitterness of the season coming to an end is still fresh in everyone's minds, but that does not mean that there are not plenty of reasons for optimism. The Islanders will bring back a core group of young players and talent that is capable of competing for a Stanley Cup next season."I wouldn't have signed here if I didn't believe in this team and obviously, I do," Johnny Boychuk...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

‘New Era’ Washington Capitals Sink Islanders 2-1 in Game 7 to Clinch Series

Washington Capitals center Evgeny Kuznetsov (92), from Russia, shoots the game winning goal against New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (41), from the Czech Republic, and defenseman Johnny Boychuk (55) during the third period of Game 7 in the first round of the NHL hockey Stanley Cup playoffs, Monday, April 27, 2015, in Washington. The Capitals won 2-1, to advance. (AP Photo...
Via The Sports Journal
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Game Four Edition

Tonight the New York Islanders are poised to take this opening round playoff series by the throat and squeeze ever so tightly. Saturday’s overtime victory at the hands of captain John Tavares continues this team’s flare for dramatics—a characteristic that underpins this team’s postseason pedigree. The game plan moving forward is a simple one: sick the fourth line on anything...
Via Islanders Insight
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Highlight: Tavares Scores GW Goal in 15 Seconds of OT to Edge Capitals

Heartbreak is one word to sum up the mood for the Washington Capitals after losing Game 3 of the Eastern Conference first round to the New York Islanders in 15 seconds. John Tavares won the opening faceoff in overtime. Johnny Boychuk was able to get a great shot off, but Capitals goalie Braden Holtby made a great save. It appeared Holtby was going to hold the puck for the whistle...
Via KCM Sports
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Time To Win Is Now

The New York Islanders just completed a 101 point regular season, their most successful stretch in 31 years, and are now facing the Washington Capitals with a legitimate chance to win their first playoff series in more than 20 years. Last night was an excellent start with a dominating 4-1 victory on the road to open the series. The team clearly didn’t finish as well as it started...
Via Islanders Insight
April 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Leddy Leading The Way For Islanders

On October 4th, when Islanders general manger Garth Snow acquired defenseman Nick Leddy and Johnny Boychuk, he knew that these guys would not only bring stability to the blue line, but playoff experience to a young locker room. Now that the postseason is upon us, the Islanders locker room, filled with players who have limited playoff experience, will rely heavily on these two...
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April 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Jack Edwards does not hold back on Bruins' recent struggles

The Johnny Boychuk trade still has many scratching their heads according to Jack Edwards. Photo: Alex Trautwig/Getty In a recent interview on WEEI (93.7 FM) Jack Edwards was his candid self, spitting hot fire about the current status of the Boston Bruins as well as their uncertain future. Hosts DJ Bean and ESPN’s Joe McDonald asked Edwards about a variety of topics, all of which...
Via BruinsLife
March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk inks 7-year extension with Islanders

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) Congratulations to Johnny Boychuk and his family as the former Bruins defenseman and Stanley Cup champion has signed a seven year extension with the New York Islanders. The deal is worth a reported $42 million with an average annual value of $6 million per year according to Newsday. That's the highest paid...
Via BruinsLife
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Signs 7-Year Extension With Islanders

For Boston Bruins fans hoping to reunite with a popular defenseman next season, Thursday's news was heartbreaking. But for Johnny Boychuk and his fans, both in Boston and on Long Island, Thursday's news was exciting and well-deserved.
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

The Shutdown Pair Podcast: NHL talk with Greg Wyshynski, Pete Jensen, Stephen Lorenzo and Pat Pickens

In the tenth episode of The Shutdown Pair Podcast, hosts Scott Charles (@ScottmCharles) and Christian Arnold (@CA_NYhockey) discuss the Johnny Boychuk extension an the Rangers ascent to the top of the Eastern Conference. We are also joined in studio by WRHU’s Dan Savarino (@DanSavarino). Scott, Christian and Dan are joined by Stephen Lorenzo from The […] The post The Shutdown...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Oh Boy! Boychuk Signs Seven Year Extension

Johnny Boychuk has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal with the New York Islanders. Boychuk, who is 31, will receive $42 million over the lifetime of the deal. As reported on the New York Islanders’ website, Islanders General Manager Garth Snow stated after the signing, “Johnny’s influence in our dressing room, both on and off the ice, has been immeasurable. His veteran...
Via Islanders Insight
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders, defenseman Boychuk agree to 7-year extension

NEW YORK -- Johnny Boychuk and the New York Islanders have agreed on a long-term contract extension that assures that two of the club's top defensemen will stick together well after the team locates to Brooklyn next season. Boychuk received a seven-year deal Thursday, as Nick Leddy did late last month. Boychuk's contract is worth $42 million, slightly higher than Leddy's deal for...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk signs 7-year, $42M extension with Islanders

Johnny Boychuk has been an excellent defenseman for the New York Islanders this season, and on Thursday, the team announced it had signed the 31-year-old veteran to a huge extension. Arthur Staple of Newsday reports the contract is for $42 million over seven years, which will make Boychuk the Islanders’ highest-paid player next season. The deal also includes a no-movement clause...
March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

What Signing Boychuk Can Hold For The Islanders’ Future

On February 24th, Nick Leddy signed a contract extension with the New York Islanders through 2022. With this signing, Garth Snow has solidified a role for Leddy as a top defenseman on the New York Islanders. Once Snow got the pen to paper, the question quickly became when are the Islanders going to sign his defensive partner, Johnny Boychuk? When asked in an interview with Stan Fischler...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Balance The Books On Boychuk

The New York Islanders and their general manager Garth Snow made a huge catch yesterday in the sometimes overwhelming pond that is home to NHL defenseman. You see, there is not one position more coveted in the National Hockey League than those three groups of two that provide the last line of defense before you go one on one with the goaltender. It has become the difference between...
Via Islanders Insight
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders roll past Coyotes, maintain Metro Division lead

  Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat - his first goal in the NHL...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes falter in third period against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie, and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat -- his first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins beat Johnny Boychuk, NY Islanders 2-1

Photo by Steve Babineau/NHLThe Bruins lost/won tonight's contest against the New York Islanders, walking away with a 2-1 victory.Only 1:53 into the game, Torey Krug and Ryan Strome dropped the gloves, with Strome getting the better of Krug. The Islanders struck first. John Tavares jumped on Frans Nielsen's rebound to pot a power play goal, giving the Islanders the 1-0 lead. With...
Via BruinsLife
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Johnny Boychuk Bringing Personality To Islanders In Move From Boston (Video)

New team, same old Johnny. Johnny Boychuk had a sudden change in surroundings in October when the Boston Bruins dealt him to the New York Islanders in exchange for draft picks. It’s worked out pretty well so far, as the 31-year-old defenseman already has a career high in points with 24 (four goals, 20 assists) while helping the Islanders to one of the...
January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Find Their Missing Piece(s)

The NHL’s All-Star break is an opportunity for reflection and for the Islanders one needn’t look further than Garth Snow’s acquisitions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy as huge keys to their first-half success.  If anyone kept to their NHL “Things-To-Do-In-The-Offseason” list, it was the Isles GM. Jaroslav Halak was acquired from the Washington Capitals for a 4th round...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

New York leaves Flyers stranded on Long Island

  View image |     The New York Islanders scored early and often. Nikolay Kulemin had a pair of goals, Johnny Boychuk added two assists, Jaroslav Halak made 24 saves and the New York Islanders dominated the Philadelphia Flyers 7-4 on Monday afternoon. The Islanders stormed out of the gate. Michael Grabner scored his fourth of the season just 1:32 in to...
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January 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Dale Arnold: Bruins Missing Rough, Tough Identity This Season (Video)

Are the Boston Bruins having an identity crisis? Traditionally, the B’s have been a tough, defensive team that’s used those talents to wear down its opponents. But now, they look like something different. “If you look at the guys who are gone — Jarome Iginla, Shawn Thornton, Johnny Boychuk — it seems like they’re going away from the big rough...
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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